Ethiopia Adoption Resource Links

Ethiopia Culture and Language - Kidima was formed by Ethiopian families to give our first-generation American-born children in-depth knowledge of Ethiopia's language and culture.

Books to Help Ethiopian Children Celebrate Their Heritage - Jane Kurtz Books

Ethiopia Culture and History - University of Pennsylvania African Studies Center

Hair Care Resources

African-American & Biracial Hair Care DVD: A Parent’s Practical Guide to Managing Hair Care

It's All Good Hair: The Guide to Styling and Grooming Black Children's Hair--By Michele NK Collison (African hair care) (Website where you can find information about products for naturally curly hair) (Website where you can find information about Just for Me hair care products. Products can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, Sally Beauty Supply, and other stores.) (Website where you can find information about Just for Me texture softener product) (Blog that discusses African hair care) (Website where you can find information about Dudley’s hair care products)

Books for Parents:

There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children - Melissa Fay Greene

Toddler Adoption: the Weaver’s Craft – Mary Hopkins-Best

Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib – Jaiya John

The Connected Child – Purvis, Cross, & Sunshine

Our Own: Adopting and Parenting the Older Child – Trish Maskew

The Post-Adoption Blues: Overcoming the Unforeseen Challenges of Adoption – Foli & Thompson

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens – Riley & Meeks (website with adoption book resources for adoptive parents, adopted children, biological children)

Books for Children:

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands – Kadir Nelson

The Perfect Orange: A Tale from Ethiopia –Frank P. Araujo

A Saint and His Lion: The Story of Tekla of Ethiopia – Elaine Murray Stone

When the World Began: Stories Collected in Ethiopia – Elizabeth Laird (website with adoption book resources for children)

Language Resources:

"Learn Amharic" from Eurotalkinteractive (language software program) (Free language booklet on Amharic produced by the Foreign Service Institute) (A free online phonics program with music, mini books, silly videos and other exercises that will all assist children in building their English skills.) (Simple Language for Adoptive Families in Amharic book & CD) (Ethiopian children’s music, stories, coloring pages, and alphabet)

General Adoption Resources: (Nutrition and Feeding Resource for Foster & Adoptive Parents) (U.S. Department of State Website on Ethiopian Adoptions (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services)


Gladney Center for Adoption
6300 John Ryan Drive | Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4122

Headquarters: 817-922-6000   Pregnant?: 1-800-GLADNEY
International Adoptions: 1-800-INT-ADOP
Domestic Adoptions: 1-800-687-3097
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